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Today's Straight to DVD Disaster: Snow White: A Deadly Summer

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | December 8, 2011 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | December 8, 2011 |

There are only two Snow White movies coming out next year, and since nature abhors things not happening in threes, then there has to be a straight-to-DVD third alternative. Think Kristen Stewart can’t act her way out of a paper bag? These actors couldn’t act as a paper bag. Here’s Snow White: A Deadly Summer, which has essentially no relation to Snow White other than the fact that the protagonist has dark hair and there’s a mirror involved.

And what’s with the apple in the header picture? I get that it’s supposed to be what someone thinks symbolism is, but really the first thing I thought was that she ought to floss more if her gums bleed that badly when eating an apple.

Oh Eric Roberts, why? I’ve seen you at comic conventions, do we need to buy more autographs? Would you promise to stop if we just paid you to sign more napkins?

I think the bigger question is the persistence of straight-to-DVD movies at all. I don’t mean real film projects that end up sub-par and get dumped that way to possibly earn back a little investment, I mean movies like this that clearly were never intended for anything more. Where is the logic to investing in a production like this? In what world do they foresee getting their investment back?

Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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